Vietnam seeks Cambodia’s cooperation on Funan Techo canal impact

Vietnam is interested in, and is closely following the developments concerning the Funan Techo canal project, but respects the legitimate interests of Cambodia in accordance with the 1995 Mekong Agreement, relevant regulations of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), the traditional and friendly neighbourliness between the two countries, spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang said on Sunday.

Answering the press’ question about Vietnam’s response to Cambodia’s recent statements about the implementation of the project, Hang said Vietnam always treasures and gives top priority to its fine neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and long-term sustainability with Cambodia in its foreign policy, wishing that the bilateral relationship would continue to deepen and become more practical and effective in various sectors for the benefit of the two countries’ people.

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